This section is from the book "The Gardener V2", by William Thomson. Also available from Amazon: The New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener.
The Gardener's Year-Book, Almanach, and Directory for 1869. By Robert Hogg, LL.D., F.L.S., etc. Journal of Horticulture Office, 171 Fleet Street, London.
This work becomes every year more useful and indispensable to all who take the remotest interest in horticultural pursuits, containing, as it does, descriptive lists of all the new flowers and fruits introduced during the year that has closed, monthly calendars containing sound practical directions for the Flower and Kitchen-Garden, tables bearing on all rural matters, and lists of all the principal seats of the nobility and gentry in the three Kingdoms, with the names of their gardeners and nearest post towns.